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Top VC and PE firms in India

India has come a long way in technology ecosphere and is slowly but steadily on its way to become a start- up nation.  A strong wind is blowing across India’s start-up ecosystem and Start-ups like Flipkart, PayTM , Hike, Ola Cabs are making their name heard across the globe with a bang!  India is emerging as an attractive destination for top Venture Capitalists and Private Equity players.  According to Grant Thornton a consultancy, PE firms had invested $8.4 billion in India between January and September, as against $7.8 billion in 2013.

We have covered the top VC and PE firms in India along with their investment industries, leadership team and recent investments. This page will be continuously updated. 

Sequoia Capital India

Sequoia Capital India invests in startup seed, early, mid, late, expansion, public and growth stage companies.

Industries:  Technology, Consumer, Financial, Energy, Healthcare, Outsourcing.

Leadership Team: Shailendra Singh, Abheek Anand, Nikhil Balaraman

Recent Investments:  ZoomCar, Craftsvilla , JustDial, Knowlarity

Accel Partners

Founded in 1983 Accel Partners has global presence in Palo Alto, London, New York, China and India. It is known for typical multi-stage investments in internet technology companies

Industries: Internet and Consumer Services, Infrastructure, Cloud -Enabled Services, Mobile and Software.

Leadership Team: Subrata Mitra, Prashanth Prakash and Mahendran Balachandran

Recent Investments: CapriCoast.com, Coverfox. flipkart, BabyOye

Warburg Pincus

An American global private equity firm Warburg Pincus, LLC has offices in the United States, Europe, Brazil, China and India. It has been a private equity investor since 1966.

Industries:  Healthcare and consumer, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), financial services, energy

Leadership Team: Charles R. Kaye and Joseph P. Landy

Recent Investments:  Kalyan Jewellers, Laurus Labs Pvt. Ltd and Cartrade.com

Helion Venture Partners

Founded in 2006 Helion Ventures Partners is an Indian focused venture fund based in Mauritius.

Industries: Outsourcing, Mobile, Internet, Retail Services, Healthcare, Education and Financial Services.

Leadership Team: Sandeep Fakun,   Dourvesh Kumar (Vikash) Chumun, Natarajan Ranganathan

Recent Investments:  whatfix, Yepme, MakemyTrip, NetAmbit

Blume Ventures

With headquarters in Mumbai, India Blume Ventures provides seed funding in the range of $50K – $250K to early-stage tech-focused/tech-enabled ventures.

Industries: Mobile Applications, Telecommunications Equipment, Data Infrastructure, Internet and Software Sectors, Consumer Internet, Media, Research and Development

Leadership Team: Karthik Reddy ,Sanjay Nath.

Recent Investments:  ReGlobe, IndianStage, Exotel, Printo.

IDG Ventures

Formed in September 2006, IDG Ventures India manages a US$150 Million venture capital fund focused on helping entrepreneurs grow innovative

Industries: Digital Consumer – Internet, Mobile, Media and Technology Enabled Consumer Services, Enterprise Software – SaaS, Software Products and Enterprise services, Engineering – Medical Devices, Clean-tech and IP-led Businesses

Leadership Team: Manik Arora ,Sudhir Sethi

Recent Investments:  mynoticeperiod.com, Myntra.com, FirstCry, Zivame,

Tiger Global

Tiger Global is a global investment firm. The Firm deploys capital in two businesses – private equity partnerships and public equity funds. They invests across the globe with a focus on the United States, China, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

Industries: Global internet, technology, real estate, telecommunications, energy, media, and retail sectors.

Leadership Team: Mr. Charles Payson Coleman, Mr. Anil L. Crasto, Mr. Lee Jared Fixel

Recent Investments: Local Oye, quickr,Grofers

Qualcomm Ventures

Investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) Qualcomm Ventures is   a Fortune 500 company with global operations.

Industries: Cloud/Enterprise, Hardware, Health Care, Infrastructure, Semi/Components, Business Software, Consumer Software,

Leadership Team: Nagraj Kashyap, Quinn Li,Albert Wang

Recent Investments: AppsDaily, Portea, Housing

Nexus Venture Partners

India’s leading Venture capital firm Nexus venture invests in early stage and growth stage start-ups across sectors

Industries: Mobile, Data Security, Big Data analytics, Infrastructure, Cloud, Storage, Internet, Rural Sector, Outsourced Services, Agribusiness, Energy, Media, Consumer and Business services, Technology.

Leadership Team: Sandeep Singhal, Naren Gupta, Survir Sujan

Recent Investments:  Craftsvilla, Aryaka

Fidelity Growth Partners

Private equity arm of Fidelity International Limited, Fidelity Growth Partners India (“FGPI”) is focused on investing heavily in India s. They are known to make early and growth capital investments in companies across sectors.

Industries: Healthcare and Life Sciences, Technology, Consumer and Manufacturing.

Leadership Team: Raj Duagr, Kabir Narang, Prem Pavoor, Sandeep Singh

Recent Investments:  icertis, Yebhi

Bessemer Venture Partners

Bessemer Venture Partners manages more than $4 billion of venture capital invested in over 130 companies around the world.

Industries: Cloud Computing , Cyber Security, Financial Services, Mobile, Cleantech

Leadership Team: Aakash Goyal, Anant Vidur Puri, Adam Fisher

Recent Investments:  Snapdeal, OnMobile, ReGlobe

SAIF Partners

SAIF Partners is a pioneer Asian private equity firm. They are known for making  privately negotiated equity or equity-linked investments across several growth sectors.

Industries: IT, ITes, Industrials, Financial Services, Internet, Consumer Product, Mobile

Leadership Team: Andrew Y Yan, Ravi Adusumalli, Deepak Gaur

Recent Investments: tracxn, SpoonJoy, homeshop18

Steadview Capital

Based in Hong Kong Steadview is a leading alternative asset manager. The firm makes concentrated long-term investments across multiple industries.

Industries: Ecommerce

Leadership Team: Ravi Mehta

Recent Investments: Quikr, PolicyBazaar, olacabs

Jungle Ventures

Singapore based Jungle Ventures is a, entrepreneur backed venture firm that funds and helps startups scale across Asia Pacific. It invests in global startups that are solving problems specific to Asia Pacific markets.

Industries: Ecommerce, Digital Media, Saas, Fintech, Big Data, Analytics, Enterprise

Leadership Team: Anurag Srivastava, Amit Anand

Recent Investments: Commeasure, Pokkt

Zodius Capital

Zodius typically develops one company every six months and works intensively with its portfolio company teams to “speed up” and “shape up” for exceptional growth and profitability.

Industries: Big Data and Analytics, Digital Media and Commerce, Education

Leadership team: Neeraj Bhargava, Shilpa Kulkarni, Gautam Patel

Recent Investments: AppsDaily, Zyfin, bigbasket

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